La Jolla gymnastics team readies international performance

To celebrate their upcoming trip to Helsinki, Finland for the 15th annual World Gymnaestrada, the USA “Gymnastics for All” team, based out of the La Jolla YMCA, performed one of its competition routines for supporters and family July 7. The routine displayed their skills in flips, backbends, jumps, handsprings and more, with choreographed dance moves interspersed — all to the tune of Toni Basil’s one-hit wonder, “Hey Mickey.”

The 21-member team, ages 8-19, departed for Finland July 9. The seven-day Gymnaestrada, the largest gymnastic event in the world, features gymnasts from more than 30 countries performing in synchronized routines in teams of 10 or more. The La Jolla team is only one of seven USA teams at the event. La Jolla YMCA is located at 8355 Cliffridge Ave. lajolla.ymca.org

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